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Shoppers seek holiday bargains on Black Friday

GILFORD — Holiday shoppers were out looking for Black Friday bargains around the Lakes Region yesterday, even though many of them, like Susan St. Pierre of Laconia, who shopped at Wal-Mart in Gilford, have already done a lot of their shopping online.St. Pierre said she was looking for gifts for her 16-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter, and for the special Black Friday items which can only be bought in stores.''I've already done most of my... Read more

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I am thankful to have been born in this wonderful country of…

To The Daily Sun, Thanksgiving is the day to be thankful, and I am thankful. I am thankful for my loving husband and for every day that we can be together. I am thankful for my wonderful daughter, my equally wonderful son-in-law and his great family, and my amazing and beautiful granddaughter. I am thankful to have been born in and am able to live in this wonderful country, and for my grandparents who had the wisdom to come... Read more

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Garland making and holiday luncheon planned for Senior Momen…

GILFORD — The Senior Moment-um program is preparing for the holidays with the making of garlands and a special luncheon. On Monday, Dec. 7, the Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a Christmas garlands program at the Youth Center at noon. Seniors will be stringing popcorn and cranberry garlands for the Village Candlelight Stroll. Participants are asked to bring a bag lunch and beverage. Supplies, music and the holiday cheer will be provided On Monday, Dec... Read more

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John 'Yani' Kafanelis, 45

John 'Yani' Kafanelis, 45

  John "Yani" Kafanelis, 45 GILFORD — John "Yani" Kafanelis, age 45, of Gilford, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at Tufts Medical Center in Boston while waiting for a transplant. He was born on Feb. 27, 1970, in Manchester, the son of Bessie (Karageorge) Kafanelis and the late Dimitrios Kafanelis. John was a resident of the Lakes Region for 30 years and owned his own restaurant. He was a communicant at Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church and a respected... Read more

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Calendar of Events

11-30-15 Calendar

Events at Gilford Public Library: Mahjong, 12:30-3 p.m. Events at Hall Memorial Library, Northfield: Chess Club, 4-7 p.m. Gallery psychic reading, 6-7:30 p.m. Red Cross Blood Drive, noon-5 p.m., Tapply Thompson Community Center, 10 North Main St., Bristol. Senior Moment-um program meets at 11:30 a.m. for lunch at  Patrick's Pub in Gilford. Talk on women soldiers of the Civil War, 6:30 p.m., Woodside Building, Taylor Community, 435 Union Ave., Laconia. Free. RSVPs requested by calling, 524-5600. This program by... Read more

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Local businesses help support Veterans Count Program

LACONIA — Veterans Count was conceived in 2007 when Easter Seals' board member, Mike Salter, sought to bring comprehensive, emergency aid to veterans and their families whose quality of life was significantly impacted by deployment to war zones. A veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Salter and the Easter Seals NH President and CEO Larry Gammon approached the NH Joint Force Headquarters (NH National Guard), at that time commanded by Laconia native Major General Kenneth... Read more

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Lakes Region Profiles — The Lakes Region's Thanksgiving to G…

By MARY O'NEILL   The oldest account of Thanksgiving is recorded in a letter written by Edward Winslow dated December 12, 1621. He wrote: "Our corn did prove well, and God be praised, we had a good increase of Indian corn...our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our labors... many of the Indians coming amongst us... Read more

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